D. G. Driver is a member of SCBWI and Author's Guild. Along with Cry of the Sea, she has recently had a short story called “The Jamaican Dragon” published in an anthology of pirate stories titled A Tall Ship, A Sail, and Plunder from Dark Oak Press. She grew up in Southern California only 30 minutes from the beach. As a girl, she used to dream that magic would change her overnight into a beautiful mermaid. Alas, that never happened, but her love of the ocean never diminished. Even though she is landlocked in Tennessee now, she still only needs one whiff of sunscreen to bring her imagination alive. Thanks to the support of her husband and a sweet drawing of a mermaid done by her daughter that was taped on the wall above her desk to keep her motivated to finish, Cry of the Sea is her first published Young Adult novel. A dragon picture hangs there now, so we’ll see what happens...
Mermaids are real.
In the aftermath of an oil spill in the Pacific Northwest, teenager Juniper Sawfeather discovers a new species—mermaids!
But mermaids are only the beginning for June as she realizes she has a talent for finding mythological creatures. Or maybe the creatures are finding her…
Juniper Sawfeather has encountered mermaids and tree spirits. When tragedy happens, she sets off an an oceanic adventure to save someone she loves and find out if the final piece Native American legend is real.
From fantasy and steampunk, to mystery and thriller, to contemporary social issue and romance, the authors in this book have all written novels that feature strong girls as protagonists.
Don’t be afraid to be a kick ass girl. Read on!
Juniper Sawfeather seems to have a talent for finding mythological creatures. Or maybe the creatures are finding her.
The mermaids she saved from the oil spill are long gone. There’s no evidence of them, and she’s been branded as a liar and a fake in the media and at school. Her environmental activist parents have moved on to a protest to save Old Growth trees from being chopped down.
When Mark struggles to find a way to win the love of the perfect girl, mysterious notes start appearing. Each one gives him advice about how to write the perfect love letter. Who is sending these ghostly notes? And why? And most importantly, will it work?
Mermaids are real.
When seventeen-year-old Juniper Sawfeather rescues three mermaids from an oil spill she thinks sharing her discovery will convince people to fight against oil pollution.
But she's wrong.
Things quickly spiral out of control. How can she prevent the mermaids from being exploited by the media? Or murdered by the oil company?